As the nights draw in and winter approaches, lose yourself in the tangled web of chaos and betrayal that characterised England's most-famous witch trials with our collection of books concerning the events of 1612.
Is it time you discovered the Pendle witches?
This long-awaited book is the only full history of Halifax available, and it will almost certainly never be bettered.
The town has a wonderfully rich and interesting past, celebrated and enhanced by recent developments, all covered in A History of Halifax.
Whether the book is bought as a treat for self or as a gift, it will inform and delight in equal measure.
“A sip-by-sip travelogue; fresh, funny and full of fizz”
Two women, both in their 50s, decide to do a backpacking tour of Lake District gin-makers, complete with selfless cake sampling and less than reliable weather. Not a small undertaking for even the most established of friendships, but these two had never even met! A terrifically entertaining read.
The story of Reading is a long and fascinating one, and this superb book is a must for anyone with an interest in the history of the town.
Leading local historian Joan Dils traces the history of Reading, which over the last 1000 years has attracted Romans, Vikings and Normans, as well as a host of influential individuals. During the twentieth century, Reading has slowly become a centre of the knowledge economy, a vibrant university town, and major transport hub.
“There are some wonderful stories here – in fact they are all in their diff erent ways captivating and remarkable.” Dr Alan Crosby
Meticulous research in Cheshire’s rich archives, help uncover individuals such as a mediaeval gang member, an Elizabethan woman addicted to marriage, and an innocent girl who drank from the wrong bottle. Spanning generations, author Peter Cotgreave allows this irresistible cast of characters to live again in the pages of this unique book.
“Norfolk is the secret jewel of England” Stephen Fry
This book is truly remarkable, in its comprehensiveness, readability and visual beauty. The relaxed, flowing style and gorgeous illustrations will make this an instant classic of county history, a companion for all readers. Historian Chris Barringer lost his heart to Norfolk. This book brings together half a lifetime’s experience of exploring the towns and villages, researching a treasury of archives, and absorbing the unique magic of this wonderful county.
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